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by 2now
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW
Replies: 37
Views: 5957

Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

We can't change guns, but can we pick up [trade for] more ammo?
If yes 12ga is way more common than .45LC

But if we are stuck with 50 rds for 'reasons' it's a close call.
by 2now
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for a business appropriate EDC/GHB bag.
Replies: 16
Views: 2200

Re: Looking for a business appropriate EDC/GHB bag.

I've had really great luck with my Tom Bihn bag, I've been using it since about the turn of the century, all the time, still 100% great. I have a brain bag https://www.tombihn.com/collections/backpacks/products/brain-bag?variant=16392317767 With a brain cell for my laptop that snaps into the pack. V...
by 2now
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs
Replies: 51
Views: 4943

Re: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs

Really interesting thread, thanks for the explanation of the math. So the mathematical comparison holds, even if I want to limit my BoB to a certain weight of sleeping gear, say 3 lbs. It just means I am looking for / building / DIY, down vs, wool v. fleece to get the most warmth for my weight. Righ...
by 2now
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs
Replies: 51
Views: 4943

Re: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs

Let me chime in with some under represented positions. If the question is warmth per unit weight, what is the CLO value for a mylar blanket? There was lots of talk about how to raise the “warmth” number in the equation, but what about lowering the weight number? What about mixing materials, a light ...
by 2now
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mrs. Woodsghost's Get Home Bag
Replies: 15
Views: 1953

Re: Mrs. Woodsghost's Get Home Bag

Some thoughts on you wife's GHB. I always seem to suggest a repair kit, needle and thread at a minimum, and I do so again here. If she does not like CCW, get a small can of pepper spray. [assume she might not have her normal purse/wallet] Cash ATM or credit card backup ID I have had great luck with ...
by 2now
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag
Replies: 46
Views: 5913

Re: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag

Some thoughts that I hope helps. more drugs, OTC drugs can help lots, are legal and take up very little space, weight or cost. Benedryl, ibuprofen, caffeine, all can help. things to keep you walking, moleskin and an ace bandage. a small sewing/repair kit. [safety pins, needles and thread maybe a tub...
by 2now
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: WWYB? - $1000 for guns
Replies: 66
Views: 8393

Re: WWYB? - $1000 for guns

Wait I just noticed the sportsman guide does their 4 pay plan for club members even on firearms. That means my payments are spread out of 4 months with a 25% payment due each month. Sooo, if I order $4,000 in firearms, I will need to pay $1000 now and $1000 each month for the next 4 months. But if T...
by 2now
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: WWYB? - $1000 for guns
Replies: 66
Views: 8393

Re: WWYB? - $1000 for guns

Because the OP said I thought trouble could hit in less than a week I went out and shopped what was available right now, off the shelf. Remington bolt action rifle in .223 with scope $330 Mossberg 12 ga pump, with 18" barrel and 28" barrel $360 S&W 9mm duty sized pistol on sale for $320 That would m...
by 2now
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: What is a bug out gun used for?
Replies: 70
Views: 8089

Re: What is a bug out gun used for?

Do you currently CCW? If you do pick your bug out gun using your CCW as a starting point. If you do not CCW and you legally can, go ahead and start. The practice will do you good. The difference between a top of the line duty pistol and a decent mouse gun, or an out of date gun, in a bug out, is les...
by 2now
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: NAA Super Companion "Conversion therapy"
Replies: 4
Views: 1652

Re: NAA Super Companion "Conversion therapy"

I actually have a couple of NAA mini revolvers and the have a niche for me. There is always room to carry one. I can keep all 5 shots a 8" circle at 21 feet last time I checked. I had a friend who was a competitive pistol shooter who could keep them in a 3" group at the same distance with my gun. We...
by 2now
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Swamp Zombie Situation Choice
Replies: 31
Views: 2367

Re: Swamp Zombie Situation Choice

OK how about the Kel Tek CMR-30 rifle in .22 mag? Weighs in at 4 lbs empty and loaded mags are 4 oz each according to the NRA article here https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2016/1/11/tested-kel-tec-cmr-30-22-magnum-rifle/ And a cold steel viking hand axe weighing in at 18 oz That means a .22...
by 2now
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Pathfinder Pocket Hunter- arrow slingshot
Replies: 10
Views: 2913

Re: Pathfinder Pocket Hunter- arrow slingshot

I made a rubber powered arrow shooting set up [shown in my avatar] that is cheaper lighter and more durable than the other options. It takes some surgical tubing, a knotted piece of soft nylon webbing and a leather glove, all of which are worth carrying anyway, and easily stuff in a pocket. The cost...
by 2now
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Feedback on BOB plan-First Draft
Replies: 26
Views: 2350

Re: Feedback on BOB plan-First Draft

I really like the idea of a smallish, grab and go minimalist BoB. I keep trying to figure out the lightest weight shoe that is worth having. So here are a few things to think about changing: Why coveralls? They seem like the least flexible garment you could have. When would pants and shirt not be su...
by 2now
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Bug-IN Water Filtration
Replies: 27
Views: 3142

Re: Bug-IN Water Filtration

I use a berkey counter top set up. I have, for taste, filtered all my families drinking and cooking water with it for several years at a time.

for moving water, RVs use low volume water pumps, that run on DC. I keep one in my preps with a small solar set up for water moving needs.
by 2now
Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: fixes for a battery leak in a hand held
Replies: 2
Views: 677

fixes for a battery leak in a hand held

I have a 2M hand held that I let sit in my EDC too long without checking and had the batteries leak. I know my bad, and not an expensive radio. My EDC held an Alinco DJ-S11 as a back up 2M rig. It has LOTS of drawbacks. Like a built in antenna, AA battery power only. But it is very small, the antenn...
by 2now
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: First BOB, looking for feedback, if you're willing:)
Replies: 21
Views: 4028

Re: First BOB, looking for feedback, if you're willing:)

Nice kit, I like the active concern about weight. A few things you might add: moleskin Ace bandage small sewing / repair kit a spare pair of sock All of which can help keep you moving if you have a 'problem'. What about gloves, duct tape, a heavy duty trash bag or a locking carabiner? I had a girl f...
by 2now
Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Adventures in Bugging Out with a Urine Bottle
Replies: 10
Views: 1593

Re: Adventures in Bugging Out with a Urine Bottle

If you are looking for a cooking tin that will not raise questions, how about a can of snacks? There are still several companies that sell nuts of various types in a metal can. My go to product for this purpose is the small flavored almond tins [blue diamond 6 oz.]. tasty, high protein, unquestionab...
by 2now
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Load-Out Bags
Replies: 14
Views: 2162

Re: Load-Out Bags

Who will be loading the car?
If you are busy doing some other critical task, what is the heaviest that other family members can easily load? That should be your max weight and will help you determine how big a bag you are looking for.
by 2now
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Taking the Gray (Hound) Man Bus
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Taking the Gray (Hound) Man Bus

Here is a scenario... that you can play along with at home. It assumes you have Bug out Bag and a camera. If you don't, forget this and start working on getting those. Assume the area you are in has been hit by a very serious, but regional SHTF event. Something like a powerful hurricane, ice storm o...
by 2now
Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Tunafish class action settlement. Are you affected?
Replies: 31
Views: 6033

Re: Tunafish class action settlement. Are you affected?

anyone gotten anything out of this yet?

I sent in my request but have heard nothing yet.
by 2now
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Honeycutt's Bug Out Bag, for your criticism and enjoyment
Replies: 36
Views: 3271

Re: Honeycutt's Bug Out Bag, for your criticism and enjoymen

Great kit and I have been wondering about CO or olive oil myself. I will be interested in your take on it. BTW has anyone just put CO on bread or some other carb like you would with butter or olive oil? If so what did you think? If you do carry some kind of oil, make sure you have 5" of cotton strin...
by 2now
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Different skill levels and choosing a rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: Different skill levels and choosing a rifle

To keep the discussion lively let me take the Sako side. If you are planning in the SHTF to go all "lone wolf"...well you should rethink that. the best way to increase your survival chances is to get a group of people who will help share the load and watch your back. When you have a rare but valuabl...
by 2now
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: IA Woodsman Survival Kit Fire Starter field test.
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: IA Woodsman Survival Kit Fire Starter field test.

Great video! nothing like a real world test to see what works. One trick that I have had good luck with in the past was lighting 2 matches at the same time. when one is out the other can light it and it will go back and forth like that much longer than a single match. I kept waiting for you to try t...
by 2now
Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Cooper; new stuff added 12/24/2018
Replies: 225
Views: 34041

Re: Cooper; new stuff added 9/12

Great story! Nice to see a thought out plot line...and no zombies for a change. Havign said that let me offer a few suggestions. 1. write faster. 2. Llamas are one of the quietest animal you will ever meet. I have owned several and they do little more than hum. Do not expect to alerted by the sound ...

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